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Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp

Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp

Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp
Japanese Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword. The Tanto first made its appearance around the 8th century during the Heian Period. These first Tantos were almost always used as functional weapons and as a result did not have much have much artistic quality. Another result of the their functional use was that not many survived from this period. It was during this time, and the years up until the 16th century, that the Tanto was worn with the Tachi as the Daisho of the Samurai. Women would also sometimes wear a smaller version of the Tanto in their Obi for self defence. All the fittings and materials used in the Tantos construction are genuine materials. The Tanto is full tang and sharp.

It is suitable for tamashigiri (target cutting). The blade of the sword has been constructed from differentially hardened T10 with a nami hamon.

The kissaki is a medium length chu style. The entire tanto has been authentically forged with meticulous attention to detail. The Tanto is full tang. The saya has been constructed from high quality rosewood in natural finish. The kurigata is polished rosewood with black sageo. The koiguchi is a black protective ring that prevents the saya from cracking.

How important is differential hardening? A differentially hardened katana (as opposed case hardened or tempered) has a hardened edge and a soft spine.

The edge is hardened so it will retain a razor sharp edge while the spine is left softer so it will bend and not break. This is usually done with a traditional clay coating tempering process.

Differential hardening is key to making a battle ready katana that will be used for extensive tameshigiri (test cutting). Our expectation is that a shinken should survive at least 10,000 tatami omote cuts (10 years of heavy use) and only need minor sharpening after every 500 (six months of heavy use). Blade is fully functional and capable of target cutting.

Handmade T10 Steel Blade (Clay Tempered). The blade is full tang. Saya: The saya is rosewood with hand crafted fittings and red samekawa ray skin.

Tsuka: The habaki is brass and handle is hard wooden wrapped in black. Handmade T10 Differential Clay Hardened. A single bo hi on both sides. Sharpened (Traditional 12 stage sharpening and polishing work).

Tsuba, Fuchi Kashira, Menuki ornaments. Hardwood in red samegawa ray skin and black ito wrap. (1) The sword comes with a Silk sword bag. We are offering customization for those who like to personalize their sword. Japanese Tsuba & Fuchi Kashira Set Hand Guard / Collar / End Cap (No Charge).

You can choose one of the Sageo & Ito cord (scabbard & Handle cord) here to replace the original color (No Charge). Your choice of ray skin Samekawa (No Charge): Green, Red, Black, White. We can wrap your tsuka (handle) in two different ways (No Charge): Hineri Maki (Traditional Criss-Cross Wrap) or Katate Maki (Battle Wrap). Your choice of silk sword bag (No Charge).

For custom orders, please note that it would take up to 2-5 days. Other special requests may take more time. Item must be in their original packaging and accessories. No signs of being used, and or scratches. All presumed defective or wrong items must obtain an authorization before returning.

Item must be in their original packaging. The item "Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2013.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese". The seller is "kaze99" and is located in HONG KONG.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
Hand Forged Differential Clay Hardened Kitsune-Iro Tanto Sword Sharp